Kwesta and Wale’s Video For ‘Spirit’ Is A Visual Poem About the Hood And Spirituality

Watch the video for "Spirit" by Kwesta and Wale.

For two years in a row, Kwesta had the biggest hip-hop song in South Africa. "Spirit" was the shit last year and the rapper has just released a new video for the Wale-assisted single. It's nothing but fire flame emojis.


In the music video, we are shown different facets of the township and interpretations of spirituality. Among people adorned in church regalia and receiving the Holy Communion and getting baptized, we see spinning gusheshes, a chicken being slaughtered for a ritual, a sangoma, guzzling of alcohol, and a whole lot more.

The video is a visual poem of sorts, depicting the hood from the perspective of people who have context. There's no white gaze here.

Watch the video for "Spirit" below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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